Life sentence for Mukhtar Ansari in 1990 gun license forgery case

5 Time MLA Mukhtar Ansari has already been sentenced in at least 8 other cases in the last 2 years.
Life sentence for Mukhtar Ansari in 1990 gun license forgery case

On Wednesday, Mukhtar Ansari, who used to be a gangster and is now a politician, was given life imprisonment for using fake documents to get a gun license in 1990. This is the eighth time he has been found guilty and sentenced by a court in Uttar Pradesh in the last two years. The Varanasi MP/MLA court sentenced Ansari to life in prison under Sections 467 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code for forgery and criminal conspiracy, and seven years under Sections 420 and 468 for cheating and forgery. He was also sentenced to six months in jail under the Arms Act. All the sentences will be served at the same time, and Ansari was fined Rs 2 lakh. He is currently in Banda jail.

The case was filed at Ghazipur’s Mohammadabad police station against Ansari and others, accusing them of faking signatures of the district magistrate and superintendent of police to get a double-barrel gun license. The forgery was discovered, and a case was filed against Ansari, the then-deputy collector, ordnance clerk Gaurishankar Srivastava, and four others in December 1990. The charge-sheet was filed in 1997 against Ansari and Gaurishankar Srivastava.